CAMPUS WORKERS BUILDING POWER AND WINNING CHANGE
PROUD MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
WHO WE ARE
We are the contingent and full-time faculty, graduate workers, staff, post-doctoral researchers, undergraduate workers, and academic librarians who are the backbone of higher education in the US. At a time when corporate interests are overtaking the educational mission of the academy, we are uniting across classifications, campuses, and states to fight back.
By coming together as workers we can take on the administrative bloat, financialization, and casualization of the academy, and end the poverty wages and deteriorating working conditions that come with it.
Join us as we build the power to set industry standards that support academic workers so we can do what we love without struggling to live.
Fighting for Academic Freedom
Academic freedom is under attack across the US. Let us know what’s happening in your state or on your campus, and learn how you can join the fight to protect this fundamental right.
SURVEY: LGBTQ+ Rights on Campus
AFTA will be hosting a public panel discussion about the fight for LGBTQ+ rights on campus and beyond in April. Please fill out this short form to let us know if you can attend, what anti-LGBTQ+ laws or conflicts exist where you are, and why this issue matters to you.
NEWS & UPDATES
WVU Graduate TAs Demand Higher Wages from the University
Graduate worker members of West Virginia Campus Workers and AFT Academics took public action to demand living wages and an end to graduate student fees at WVU.
PETITION: Protect USF Staff Member
Petition: Don’t Fire USF Staff Member for Defending University Multicultural Programs.
LISTEN: Higher-Ed Industrial Unionism
A timely and important podcast episode about the power of higher-ed industrial unionism (aka wall-to-wall organizing).
Lacking Collective Bargaining Rights, but Organizing Anyway
“We become a union by acting like one.”
BECOME A UNION MEMBER
ORGANIZE AT YOUR UNIVERSITY
SUPPORT THE LABOR MOVEMENT
AFT Academics is the higher education associate membership Local of the American Federation of Teachers – the largest higher education union in the United States.
- Work with AFT union organizers to build power and win change.
- Connect to a national network of union colleagues across the U.S.
- Support the academic labor movement in the fight to build a better, more just academy.